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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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Jeanette Ferguson

4 Hours 3 Minutes


January 2016

Audio Book Summary

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th Century in the United States. (Summary by Jeanette)

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  • Jimmy J.

    Fascinating subject matter, fascinating man. A real dose of reality and an insight into human spirit and what we are All capable of. It’s my first ever audio book so I don’t know what to judge it against... but it was off putting that the narrator kept stumbling over words and seemed uncomfortable with the slightly archaic language style which killed the flow for me... and I couldn’t connect her to the protagonist of such a specific experience narrated in first person. Good book though

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  • Joyce K.

    This book is really an eye opener I would encourage people to read and listen to this book and learn

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  • Miss Cazzy Bee

    I very much enjoyed the book and believe it is important to keep our eyes open to the atrocities that happened. However the narrator spoiled the book with poor flow and narration.

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  • Terry A.

    OMG I am glad I “read” this narrative. A clearer picture of slavery I have never heard. Thank you Mr. Douglass

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  • Joseph Basralian

    The book is deeply moving and incredibly eye-opening. Everyone in America and perhaps the world should spend the four hours to listen to this book. I would not purchase this recording by Jeanette Ferguson again, however, because she is a volunteer reader unlike all the smooth professional readers you are used to.

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  • Bill S.

    Nope. Can’t listen to that.

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  • Mijnon F.

    Excellent read and extremely insightful.

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  • Cdg

    Excellent listening! good tone

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  • Dean N.

    I listened to this book while on my daily walk and could not wait for my next walk to hear what happened next. Of particular interest was his discussion of how christian slave holders could find biblical passages to justify their actions. Makes one contemplate on if we were living in that time, where would we stand on the issue of slavery.

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  • Anonymous

    Very interesting.

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